It was easy to forget just how good Jermaine O’Neal was. Seemingly always in someone’s shadow, O’Neal quietly went to six consecutive All-Star Games as a member of the Indiana Pacers. Drafted right out of high school by Portland, O’Neal’s best run was certainly in Indiana where he was known for his blocking and would generate four consecutive twenty Points per Game campaigns.
While O’Neal is not someone who you may associate with the Hall of Fame, he is a three time selection for a post season All-NBA team, and has a healthy career PER (17.9). Had he went to college and put up numbers there (which the Hall likes) his chances would certainly improve.
Should Jermaine O'Neal be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 20%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 48%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 24%